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Over the Edge Radio

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Over The Edge Radio Archive (Seeland 031). Negativland's live mix radio show "Over The Edge" has been the longest-running block of free-form audio collage in radio history. With Negativland's Don Joyce at the helm, the weekly show was broadcast from KPFA FM in Berkeley California from 1981 to 2015. His death on July 22, 2015 closed a very large and long chapter in the group's history. 


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Over the Edge Radio
1981 Over the Edge
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Bootleg answering machine tapes from the rural south will be activated. Call in and leave message.
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Over the Edge Radio
1981 Over the Edge
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Bootleg answering machine tapes from the rural south will be activated. Call in and leave message.
Over the Edge Radio
Jul 1, 1981 Over the Edge
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Five Hours of Canadian Swamp Music. Is it bogged down? Sink for yourself.
Over the Edge Radio
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Over the Edge: Untitled Negativland Live Mix: "An Experiment of Sorts". Originally aired on July 6th, 1981 on KPFA radio. Featuring Negativland. Runtime 01:33:25. These early 80s OTE shows were recorded onto reel-to-reel recording tape. We couldn't afford to buy enough tape to record every show and keep the recordings, so Don would edit out the best bits and use the rest of the tape to record the following weeks show. So that's why all these early shows are partial only. "My...
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Over the Edge Radio
Jul 19, 1981
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These early 80s OTE shows were recorded onto reel-to-reel recording tape. We couldn't afford to buy enough tape to record every show and keep the recordings, so Don would edit out the best bits and use the rest of the tape to record the following weeks show. So that's why all these early shows are partial only. This is a somewhat tentative sounding show. The early Negativland OTE shows were chaotic and sloppy, extremely fun (we are all blown away by the idea that we were on the radio at all,...
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Over the Edge Radio
Aug 1, 1981 Over the Edge
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On the earliest shows only a few excerpts got saved. Private collectors were not even taping at that time so far as we know.
Over the Edge Radio
Oct 1, 1981 Over the Edge
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Radio producer C. Elliot Friday calls a Modesto booking agency looing for new talent. C. Elliot: Omer D. Edge. Midge: The Refrigerator Lady. General Cavendish: Himself. Humphrey Bugger: Don Joyce.
Over the Edge Radio
Dec 1, 1981 Over the Edge
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Only about 30 minutes of this show on the aircheck.
Over the Edge Radio
Mar 22, 1982 Over the Edge
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Cave painting in the Western hemisphere. Fake Stone Age presents more rock slides and rubbings on velveteen depicting life before the Red Man came.
Over the Edge Radio
Apr 12, 1982 Over the Edge
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The Weatherman stumbles into Goodwill, trips over a vacuum cleaner, falls into a screenless Unimedia console, and wakes up in Negativland with his bulbous part all bent. Very Stupid.
Over the Edge Radio
Apr 19, 1982 Over the Edge
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Tonight we broadcast from the outer lobby of the Black Hole Tube of Transreality, where Fake Stone Age interviews Roxanne Gravle, prehistoric safari guide, as she departs with a paying customer in search of Mesozoic trophies.
Over the Edge Radio
May 3, 1982 Over the Edge
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Just as it says on the tin.
Over the Edge Radio
May 10, 1982 Over the Edge
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Directed by C. Elliot Friday. 1/2 (Caution: some nuclear holocaust scenes). The Digit household is in an uproar when Midge takes painting lessons and Dunk has to keep answering the door. Midge Digit: Refrigerator Lady. Duncan Digit: Omer Edge. Savvy Romero: Duncan Renaldo. Lighting: Don Joyce.
Over the Edge Radio
May 24, 1982 Over the Edge
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A random sampling of urban cultures are magnified to enormous proportions and analyzed by Fake Stone Age scientists with long sticks. Moderation by Dr. Linear Syntax, founder of Alternative Science and the brains behind gravity reduction.
Over the Edge Radio
Jun 7, 1982 Over the Edge
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A jam filled fun fest featuring fanciful fatalism and feckless feedback by flamboyant finaglers favoring frequent flukes of formless frenzy. Fanny Flippant hosts.
Over the Edge Radio
Jun 14, 1982 Over the Edge
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Shopping mall celebrity Dick Vaughn takes over this time slot which was formerly fraught with futile folly. Dick Vaughn hosts.
Over the Edge Radio
Jun 21, 1982 Over the Edge
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Dick Vaughn has been fatally flattened by a forklift. No one knows what will happen next. See folio for February. Management hosts.
Over the Edge Radio
Jul 5, 1982 Over the Edge
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America, he said, was built on a gun. The gun and the Bible carved this great nation out of the wilderness. Mayor Dukes, if you want our guns, come out and get 'em.
Over the Edge Radio
Jul 12, 1982 Over the Edge
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The whole Fake Stone Age (everything prior to the Plasticene Age) will be dramatized tonight. Tom Patrick as Dr. Budding, genial genealogist and your guide to prehistory. Jeff Stoll as Ooomp, a young, nomadic night clubber, and Helen Istic as his nocturnal victim, The Refrigerator Lady. Mixed by Tool.
Over the Edge Radio
Jul 19, 1982 Over the Edge
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19820719 The Dumb, Stupid Come Out Line
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Over the Edge Radio
Aug 2, 1982 Over the Edge
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Binky reveals all when he strips down to his quasi-space retro-futiurist undergarments. Lord Borborygmic is insulted and leaves the table, his veal unfinished.
Over the Edge Radio
Aug 9, 1982 Over the Edge
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Everyone calls in and talks about how they are calling in and talking about how they are calling in. Lots of people think they can do better.
Over the Edge Radio
Aug 16, 1982 Over the Edge
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Boogie Down with the King of the dancefloor. Use only as directed.
Over the Edge Radio
Aug 23, 1982 Over the Edge
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Five new chapters of Space Brain. A hoard of parasitics ratings transinfiltrate the channels of the Black Hole Tube and several subjects are consumed before Dr. Linear Syntax is able to devise a defense. Host toasted.
Over the Edge Radio
Sep 13, 1982 Over the Edge
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Midge goes out with the guys for an evening of miniature bowling. Hubby Dunk searches her dresser and finds a faded letter postmarked in the Fake Stone Age. Analysis of the strange markings by Dr. Odious Wedge.
Over the Edge Radio
Sep 20, 1982 Over the Edge
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The History of Wallpaper: Verticals and Patterns. Pastor Dick returns from Negativland to conclude his somewhat distracted appraisal of Christian well coverings. Don Joyce at the carousel. Meanwhile, the Weatherman gets recorded and recorded and recorded…
Over the Edge Radio
Oct 4, 1982 Over the Edge
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A small California town is abandoned in such a hurry that the local radio station's transmitter is left on and continues to broadcast ambient sounds into an empty environment. Dick Vaughn narrates.
Over the Edge Radio
Oct 11, 1982 Over the Edge
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A renegade band of Fake Stone Age technoids, on a quest for ambience, descend on an abandoned California town and set up camp in a radio station which broadcasts every sound they make. Debris by Jeff Stoll. Pyrotechnics by Tom Patrick. This is an over 14 hour Over the Edge Receptacle Programming show made as part of a KPFA fundraising campaign.
Over the Edge Radio
Oct 18, 1982 Over the Edge
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Haggard remnants of a FCC assault squad use traingulation to locate the source of offensive transmissions. It turns out to be a radio station left operating in a small, abandoned California town. Abandoned freeway photography by Helen Istic. Hobo: Don Joyce.
Over the Edge Radio
Oct 24, 1982 Over the Edge
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A small California town is the setting for a devastating battle between a fanatical FCC assault squad and technoid squatters occupying an abandoned radio station. The resulting static attracts a gang of jammers from Negativand who covet the station for their own foul purposes. Theme music: "Stop! Stupid!" by David Wills. With The Healers
Over the Edge Radio
Nov 8, 1982 Over the Edge
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OTE takes a nostalgic look at its humble beginnings with the return of Rob and Arne and their distinctive Mommy Man sound which made OTE famous in psychiatric circles here and abroad. Made possible by a grant from the Ziggy Fraud Couch Co.
Over the Edge Radio
Nov 15, 1982 Over the Edge
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Fake Stone Age scientists present a detailed account of the over-harvesting of dinosaurs by UFOs which will eventually lead to their extinction. Slides of extinct UFOs by Don Joyce.
Over the Edge Radio
Nov 22, 1982 Over the Edge
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In response to practically nothing, a group of hooded Shakespearean cartoonists are each given three strips of hot bacon and asked to identify ehich stripis the fake bacon. Electronic music follows. Pete the Pusher - "Get out of my way!" plus the Worst British Accent anyone could ever muster.
Over the Edge Radio
Dec 6, 1982 Over the Edge
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Direct from Afterlife Lounge, we present "You Had Your Chance," a post-holocaust Quiz Show hosted by Helen Heaven. Contestants calling the Starline are asked to identify weapons, targets, strategies, and death tolls of the recent conflagration. Winners spend a week with God.
Over the Edge Radio
Dec 13, 1982 Over the Edge
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Negativand squabble their way through their forty-second sewer-oriented show. Mark Down breaks another window. The Weatherman mumbles disgusting epithets. Chris and Peter let all the gas out of a P-Rex. No one has any fun. Apologies by Omer Edge.
Over the Edge Radio
Dec 20, 1982 Over the Edge
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Everyone involved with this program agrees that Christmas in America sucks, and presents a danger to human integrity. Therefore, we present our yearly Halloween Special. In Virginia, Wolf Clause howls at the grave of his father, Santa. Toy wounds are distributed from a castle in the Holy Land. Goblets of turkey blood are passed around. Talk about toilets and urinal cakes.
Over the Edge Radio
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Over the Edge: California Superstation. Originally aired in January of 1983 on KPFA radio. Runtime 3h:23m:44s. The California Super Station was Dick Vaughn's precursor programming to "Moribund Music Of The 70s." This is a combination of two CSS shows from '83 and '84. Although Dick's OTE CDs have all the records edited out, this is how it was done on the air with all the 70s cuts played in their entirety. The radio point here was to "convince" KPFA listeners that the station...
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Over the Edge Radio
Jan 3, 1983 Over the Edge
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Trucks, trucking, those who drive trucks and those who love them passionatey have little to do with the guests on this show, all of whom appear to have been driven to the studio, but probably BY OTHER MEANS.
Over the Edge Radio
Jan 10, 1983 Over the Edge
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The Miracle Company, founded in 1895 by Antenna Osiris, maintains their lonely headquarters in the dim regions of the Yukon. Hear their incredible stories.
Over the Edge Radio
Jan 17, 1983 Over the Edge
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Contains all of "Electric Life."
Over the Edge Radio
Jan 24, 1983 Over the Edge
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19830124 Untitled
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Over the Edge Radio
Feb 7, 1983 Over the Edge
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Includes an early edit of "The Gun and the Bible"
Over the Edge Radio
Feb 14, 1983 Over the Edge
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The California Super Station was Dick Vaughn’s precurser programming to “Moribund Music Of The 70s.” This is a combination of two CSS shows from ‘83 and ‘84. Although Dick’s OTE CDs have all the records edited out, this is how it was done on the air with all the 70s cuts played in their entirety. The radio point here was to convince KPFA listeners that the station had gone to this new format, Dick Vaughn’s Classic 70s rock with news, sports, a weather copter, and lots of classic...
Over the Edge Radio
Feb 21, 1983 Over the Edge
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This may be an historic moment with Helen Holt and Stoney Burke. If not, Cubist Discussionism tapes of Gertrude Shine will automatically fall into operative positionalization.
Over the Edge Radio
Mar 7, 1983 Over the Edge
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This space is being sublet. Rates on request. Call Monday mornings between 2:00 am and 7:00 am for complete details. Ask for Omer.
Over the Edge Radio
Mar 21, 1983 Over the Edge
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We rented this space to remind you that stardom is yours. Call the Starline with your citizen newsfeed. Eyewitness accounts, investigative reports, science outbreaks, news from your cubicle cluster. Call the Starline.
Over the Edge Radio
Apr 4, 1983 Over the Edge
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19830404 The Wang Tool Easter War Show
Over the Edge Radio
Apr 11, 1983 Over the Edge
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19830411 The 60s
Over the Edge Radio
Apr 18, 1983 Over the Edge
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19830418 Untitled
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Over the Edge Radio
May 2, 1983 Over the Edge
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Tom, Jeff, Molly and Helen go to Dinsyeland to photograph the plastic rocks but get turned away for wearing Fake Stone Age beenies. Mickey calls in.
Over the Edge Radio
May 9, 1983 Over the Edge
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19830509 ELF
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May 16, 1983 Over the Edge
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E.L.F. may appear this week, but, if not, they probably appeared last week. Remember? Probably?
Over the Edge Radio
May 17, 1983 Over the Edge
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19830517 No More OTE, It's Dick Vaughn!
Over the Edge Radio
May 23, 1983 Over the Edge
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There is no one in Muttville, Joy Dog strikes tonight. Hard-hitting yap music for longhairs. Foxxy Terror: alto sax. Boston Blackie: bass. Glassy Heel: keyboards. Wolf Larsen: guitar. Joe Cocker: vocals. Pit Bullpen: double play on words. Goofy: interruptions.
Over the Edge Radio
Jun 6, 1983 Over the Edge
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Mr. Edge: Ears Only. An enormous expense account full of tireless investigation has failed to turn up clue one regarding what, exactly, is going to happen the night of June 5th. Drew a blank with the Tool tap. Looks hopeless. Should I keep on it? Need more fuel. Reply code 17. Strange Fedbellows.
Over the Edge Radio
Jun 13, 1983 Over the Edge
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Mr. Edge: Ears Only. Priority 17. As per your instructions, I have dropped the June 5th case and have escalated information acquisition regarding the June 12th incident issue. Absolutely no hint of any content so far. Do I have authorization to decode Tycho transmissions? Strange Fedbellows.
Over the Edge Radio
Jun 20, 1983 Over the Edge
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Mr. Edge: Eyes or Ears. Negative Priority. That's the idea, Edge? Picked up a Folio on earth and read my intimate, confidential communiques printed as program listings! Ust because I can't find out wat's going to happen on your stupid program is no justification for thsi dangerous breach of professional security. You've blown my cover, Edge, but I can always find work elsewhere in this solar system. You, however, are stuck on the Star, stewing in your own lack of scheduling! So long, sucker....
Over the Edge Radio
Jul 4, 1983 Over the Edge
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19830704 Fourth of July
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Jul 11, 1983 Over the Edge
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19830711 Radio City Central
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Jul 18, 1983 Over the Edge
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19830718 The 50s Part 1
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Jul 25, 1983 Over the Edge
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19830725 The 50s Part 2
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Aug 1, 1983 Over the Edge
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19830800 Chevy Pride Week
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Aug 8, 1983 Over the Edge
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Brief episodes from the life and times of C. Eliot Friday spice up an otherwise reasonable program of modern artists having fun.
Over the Edge Radio
Aug 15, 1983 Over the Edge
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A group of telephone operators discuss the recent flood of calls to Howland Island during their break. One, however, prefers to listen to a soap opera on the TV band of her portable radio.
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Aug 22, 1983 Over the Edge
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19830822 Machines, Ready
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Sep 5, 1983 Over the Edge
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19830905 Battle of the DJs
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Sep 12, 1983 Over the Edge
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19830912 The Doctor is In
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Sep 19, 1983 Over the Edge
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19830919 Receptacle
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Oct 3, 1983 Over the Edge
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19831003 You The Listening Audience
Over the Edge Radio
Oct 10, 1983 Over the Edge
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The first in a comprehensive series of programs on "How Things Work." The alphabet is our guide as we begin with Amway, Art and Asterisk.*
Over the Edge Radio
Oct 17, 1983 Over the Edge
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The second program in the series "How Things Work." (Automobiles, Be-Bop, Bottle Openers) has been postponed due to technical problems. Tonight, a group of scientific intellectuals discuss details underlying unsuspected eventualties.
Over the Edge Radio
Oct 24, 1983 Over the Edge
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A moon-sized magnetic ball, which passes through the Earth on Christmas Eve, transforms the entire contents of a radio station into random particles, including a valuable group of scientific intellectuals discussing holiday details. The Monster M-Ball is dubbed "Asterisk" by the weather bureau, which claims it's the worst Christmas surprise ever to hit this area.
Over the Edge Radio
Nov 7, 1983 Over the Edge
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Possibly first use of the "Time Zones" cut up.
Over the Edge Radio
Jan 2, 1984 Over the Edge
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19840102 Waking Up Is Hard to Do
Over the Edge Radio
Jan 9, 1984 Over the Edge
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19840109 The Black Hole Cruise